Woodblock prints produced in Japan from the 17th through the 19th centuries, depicting popular subjects such as beautiful women, actors, sumo wrestlers, travel scenes, flowers, birds, and erotica. Ukiyo-e literally means “pictures of the floating world” (the floating world was the name of the entertainment district in Edo–modern Tokyo). Pronunciation here. Web resource here.

The-Coast-of-Seven-Leagues-in-Kamakura-Katsushika-Hokusais-ukiyo-e-printKatsushika Hokusai. The Cushion Pine at Aoyama, from the series Thirty-six Views of Mt. Fuji. Woodblock print. Ca. 1830-31.